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So Natural
     

So Natural

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by Salvador
 
Salvador's fifth studio project finds the Latin-pop-rock band redefining its musical identity. Attendant to several personnel changes, the group has shucked the horn-heavy soul-jazz-rock fusion that begged comparisons to Blood, Sweat & Tears, opting instead for a more Santana-reminiscent sound. The musicians say that this more closely represents their live

Overview

Salvador's fifth studio project finds the Latin-pop-rock band redefining its musical identity. Attendant to several personnel changes, the group has shucked the horn-heavy soul-jazz-rock fusion that begged comparisons to Blood, Sweat & Tears, opting instead for a more Santana-reminiscent sound. The musicians say that this more closely represents their live sound-something critics hear so often it's become a cliché, except that in Salvador's case, it happens to be true. There's a less-polished feel to this release, an energy that's more real and, well, natural. There's still plenty of Latin vibrancy-opening track "Can You Feel (The Supernatural)" carries Salvador's signature get-up-dance intensity, and the closing track is a blistering live version of "La Palabra." Sandwiched in between is a smoother, jazz-pop approach, as on "Fabricated" and "Let It Be Said," and the only remnant of Salvador's former funk can be heard on the bass-laden "Cover Me." So Natural hits its mark with one exception: the cover of Los Lonely Boys' hit "Heaven," a pale duplicate of the original and an odd choice for inclusion here when the original can still be heard on the radio. But that aside, So Natural shows this innovative group continuing to move in the right direction.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0080688632625
catalogNumber:
886326
Rank:
195790

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Performance Credits

Salvador   Primary Artist
Chris Rodriguez   Guitar,Background Vocals
Juan Manuel Cavazos   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Robert Acuña   Drums,Group Member
Chris Bevins   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Nic Gonzales   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Pablo Gabaldon   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Josh Gonzales   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Joel Cavazos   Guitar,Vocals
Jared Solis   Trombone,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Andrea Springall   Strings
Pablo Gabaldon   Trumpet,Vocals
Chamo   Percussion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Cua   Composer
Danny Wilde   Composer
Javier Solís   Composer
Cindy Morgan   Composer
Nick Trevisick   Composer
Mark Lusk   Artist Development
Shane D. Wilson   Engineer
Dan Muckala   Composer
Lucy Santamassino   grooming
Boo Macleod   Engineer
Carlos Sosa   Composer
Henry Garza   Composer
Chris Rodriguez   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,Audio Production
Chuck Butler   Composer
Chris Bevins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Carmelo Louis Torres   Composer
Nic Gonzales   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,Audio Production
Jamie Kenney   Composer
Pablo Gabaldon   Horn Arrangements
Ringo Garza   Composer
Jared Solis   Horn Arrangements
Ben Kolarcik   Composer

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So Natural 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me just say that these guys are amazing! Their musical abilities and Nic's vocal abilities surpass the generalizations of traditional "Christian music" as they add vibe and soul and jazz and a little bit of latin to their music. And of course, the lyrics are breathtaking and thought-provoking. The moment I heard the first song on the CD, I fell in love all over again. My favorite track on this album is "This is my life". Salvador brings back their own original flavor through personally written songs with awesome musical accompaniment (for the exception of "Heaven" because it's a Los Lonely Boys hit song). I was not as excited about the "Heaven" song like a lot were simply because I already have Los Lonely Boys CD. I did love that they ended with a live recording of "La Palabra". Overall, it is another Salvador hit and yet another to add to my collection.